Three `gunmen` killed in encounter
By Our Correspondent
GUJRANWALA: Three gunmen were killed in a police encounter near the Ghabrika bridge in Pindi Bhattian, the police said.
The relatives of the deceased people called it a murder and demanded that the chief minister and the inspector general of police get the encounter probed.
The encounter was held in the jurisdiction of the Pindi Bhattian Saddar police near Ghabrika bridge.
The deceased were aged between 18 and 20 years. They were identified as Qamar and Muslim Sheikh, of Ghari Gondal, and Mohsin, of Islamabad.
The Sukheki police chased them when they snatched Rs250,000 from avan.
The bodies were shif ted to the Hafizabad District HeadquartersHospitalfor a post-mortem examination.
The relatives of the deceased also protested at the hospital. They raised slogans against the police while the police arrested several protesters.According to them, the police first killed the people and then arrested them for using their right to protest.
MNA Chaudhry Shaukat Ali Bhatti convinced the protesters to end the protest and assured them of managing a transpire inquiry into the killings.
R A I N W A T E R : Rainwater has inundated the city areas, making it dif ficult for people to go to places.
The municipal committee has failed to drain water from Sialkot Road in Wazirabad. Due to this, Muharram mourners are facing serious difficulties to reach congregations in Imambargah located in the same neighbourhood.
The stagnant water has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. In the old city areas, Hajipura Palli, Jinnah Colony and various areas of Peer Matha Road are also facing similar problems.
Citizens demanded that Chief Minister Parvez Elahi and the Gujranwala commissioner make emergency arrangements in these areas, including Vinjuwali. Small and large drains passing through the city should be cleaned so that people can move freely.